Three spiderhunters

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SpiderhunterSp-cocont [AmarSingh]

“I went in search of spiderhunters and saw three different species at the same location – Little Spiderhunter (Arachnothera longirostra), Spectacled Spiderhunter (Arachnothera flavigaster) and Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (Arachnothera modesta).

“They tend to come out to the fringe of the forest reserve to feed on nectar producing blooms.

“Feeding if often competitive and the Spectacled Spiderhunter is the ‘bully’ chasing away the others.

SpiderhunterGrBr-cocont [AmarSingh]

“If you look at Post 1 and 2 you will see that the Spectacled Spiderhunter (top) is occupying the same location a Grey-breasted Spiderhunter (above) was at – chasing it away from a coconut flowers site.

mistletoe (SpiderhunterL)[AmarSingh]

“The main food source this morning was the nectar of a mistletoe flower (above).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
7th February 2015

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Fringe of forest reserve with mixed secondary and primary jungle

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